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Re: SERIOUS concerns about implementation

From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 14:58:30 -0600
Message-ID: <330E0C76.586E@hiwaay.net>
To: "Steven J. DeRose" <sjd@ebt.com>
CC: Robert Streich <streich@slb.com>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Steven J. DeRose wrote:
> Oh, I suppose we should also define "information" before we evaluate whether
> it's gained or lost. In Information Theory (see anything by Claude Shannon),
> it would be hard to show that any of the above differ in information
> content, though they might differ in the entropy with which a certain
> quantitiy of information is being transmitted.

Shannon?  Alright, Steve! Better than Plato and almost as abstract.

James made good points though in that he precisely stated what 
is given up in the crabwalk from SGML to XML.  Again, a comparison 
of grove plans would be useful.  Eliot?

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